The High Stakes of the Protests in China; Also, Spontaneous Memories and Ruminating on the Past

James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the uncharacteristic protests going on in China, how China’s past illustrates the substantial risk of public demonstrations like this, these stakes, and how the Chinese government appears to have backed itself into a corner with its zero-covid policy (01:30).  The guys also to consider how people can spontaneously remember things we would rather not remember and how this can temporarily bring back the bad feelings from those memories (34:22).

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy (CNN)

Rare protests against China’s ‘zero covid’ policy erupt across country (WaPo)

Fauci on Covid lab leak theory: ‘I have a completely open mind’ (Politico)

Apple has a huge problem with an iPhone factory in China (CNN Business)

Why do I remember embarrassing things I’ve said or done in the past and feel ashamed all over again? (The Conversation)